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Forum: Racing 09-02-2013, 03:52 AM
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Posted By peteFoulkes
Moto GP- Valencia 2013

Hi guys,
I just got back from Silverstone and now I'm desperate to make it to another event this year. Being London based it seems the Valencia option may be the most realistic. I have some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Argentina & Chile Cont.

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/gopr1637_zps003cb8fc.jpg

As we neared Bariloche the scenery was stunning, with the road following a winding river through the hills. However, the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Argentina & Chile

Jon here:

The final stint, with only 21 days till Christmas. By this stage we had ridden through 24 countries, covering over 25,000 miles. The question remains…..did we make it to Ushuaia, Tierra...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,100
Posted By peteFoulkes
Legend!!

Hahaha!!! You're crazy man!! That place is scary enough in the day. We never even dreamed of being on the bikes during the night time when we were out there last year.
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,100
Posted By peteFoulkes
Thanks.

Excellent to read about the BAM again. You brought all the memories back to me. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
More pics

As always, lots more pics on our Facebook page here. (www.facebook.com/toughmiles)
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
More Bolivia pics

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/ADVrider-%20Bolivia/IMG_7018_zps33e2ad52.jpg

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/ADVrider-%20Bolivia/DSCN2269_zpscc7646d6.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89...

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/ADVrider-%20Bolivia/6_zps0fe77f84.jpg

We’d been stopped on numerous occasions in Bolivia but up until now they had all been decent enough guys...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Bolivia

Despite slightly tainted from 6 years of absence, the memories of my first exposure to Bolivia’s carnage were still as potent as it’s locally distilled rum. I left the first time feeling like, well,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Loads more pics

All on our Facebook page here (www.facebok.com/toughmiles) and Tough Miles Site here (www.toughmiles.com)
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Continued...

By this stage we had dropped in altitude and temperatures had soared, so we all sat and enjoyed a homemade ice lolly before cracking on. It had been a tiring day, and the last 100km were a struggle...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Continued

En-route we stopped for lunch, at which point we decided it was best if we changed Petes chain before carrying on. Our only spare was already worn, rusty and stiff. Despite being in bad condition, it...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Ecuador & Peru

Thanks go to Jon for writing this blog entry:

Day 216, Friday 23rd November, it felt great to be back on the road. After the miraculous repair job performed by Meastro and his boys in Pasto,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Yeah, bike prices are crazy in Colombia. After my...

Yeah, bike prices are crazy in Colombia. After my crash just outside of Pasto I thought I was going to have to buy a new bike down there. I was shocked to see the prices of any half decent bikes....
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Haha! Pleased you're enjoying the updates and...

Haha! Pleased you're enjoying the updates and yeah we are definitely going to be knocking around London in the summer so get in touch and we will take you up on that beer.
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
I think I'm with Grifter and Woodly on this one....

I think I'm with Grifter and Woodly on this one. I'm around 6ft and the bike feels about right for me. If possible, try to get out and do a few hours on a DRZ to see how it feels but I think you may...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Hi Pedro! Firstly, you live in one of the...

Hi Pedro!

Firstly, you live in one of the greatest cities this planet has to offer! Why are you leaving? :-)
Your trip sounds excellent and I hope the planning stage isn't too stressful for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 144,152
Posted By peteFoulkes
haha, the EXACT same thing happened to us!

haha, the EXACT same thing happened to us!
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
haha, I guess I should start taking it easy as I...

haha, I guess I should start taking it easy as I left most of those lives on the BAM road in Siberia.
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
The repair job...

Yeah, I'm OK. I was a bit battered and bruised at the time but I'm back on form now. I was so thankful to have had all my riding gear on at the time. It took me a while to feel comfortable back on...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
After driving a good 20km or so with Brookbanks...

After driving a good 20km or so with Brookbanks following behind, it was clear that Ariel was a genuinely nice chap who was going to do everything he could to help us out. He knew we had a long day...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Colombia- continued

Not too shabby eh? A nice little taster of the film we hope to compile on our return to London. Seriously, if you’re planning a trip around this region at least double the amount of time you have...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Colombia!

With every new city comes a new objective. Bogotá, Colombia’s capital brought two. The first of which was to regain possession of our bikes from Colombian customs. The second, remain focused and do...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
hahah. Comical! And we thought we were special.

hahah. Comical! And we thought we were special.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Loads more pics...

For more photos, hit up our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/toughmiles
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Crashing through Central America.

Thanks again to Jon for writing this update...

Jon here:

Ahhh the blog duties strike again. Guatemala was certainly a highlight, and Pete did a cracking job of documenting that experience. I’ve...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By peteFoulkes
Just had an amazing day watching it from La...

Just had an amazing day watching it from La Flada. The police blocked the road 8km from the spectator area though so after walking that we were pretty late and missed the front running bikes which...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By peteFoulkes
Superb, cheers guys. I've made it to La Falda....

Superb, cheers guys. I've made it to La Falda. Getting closer. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By peteFoulkes
Hi guys. Where are you up to now?

Hi guys.

Where are you up to now?
Forum: Racing 01-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By peteFoulkes
Spectating the Dakar from Cordoba.

Hi Guys,

I've managed to time my round the world trip on a DRz 400 to land in Cordoba in time for the arrival of the Dakar on the14th but I'm really struggling to get any info on spectating. I'm...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By peteFoulkes
I would say go with the KLR. I've never owned one...

I would say go with the KLR. I've never owned one but read so many reports by others who have done huge distances on them. They sound solid and it's paid for already. Every penny counts at the stage...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By peteFoulkes
Just come from that way within the last week or...

Just come from that way within the last week or so. It's freezing and we hit rain at least once a day. Typically not for long spells but sufficient to give you a soaking. I'd say jeans are a no go...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By peteFoulkes
Good luck with that. Latin America is infamous...

Good luck with that. Latin America is infamous for it's party scene. Work another month just for beer money if you can! I promise you won't regret it.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By peteFoulkes
Riding solo brings it's pros and cons. Bike trips...

Riding solo brings it's pros and cons. Bike trips can be a little stressful at times and I have to agree with the comments above. Travelling with a wing man can help avoiding getting is shitty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 518,791
Posted By peteFoulkes
Enfield trip, Himalayas.

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/251165_10150240466473713_747697_n.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 518,791
Posted By peteFoulkes
Mongolia

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/IMG_2887.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 518,791
Posted By peteFoulkes
Bolvia's Salt Flats

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg620/scousa89/image.jpg
Forum: Americas 12-29-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By peteFoulkes
Shipping from Buenos Aires to the U.K.

Hi guys,

We're currently on a round the world trip which comes to a close in BA in the next couple of weeks. We're keen to ship the bikes back to England from BA if it's possible. Has anyone done...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Guatemala- A definite highlight.

Day 169, the 7th October had us up at the crack of dawn knowing we had our second of many Central American border crossings in store. Due to his lack of Spanish at the time, Mad Dog Dave was keen to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 86,696
Posted By peteFoulkes
Jon here: For our route through Mainland...

Jon here:

For our route through Mainland Mexico we decided to head inland from Mazatlan, stopping at San Blas, Guanajuato, Teotihuacan, Minatitlan and finally San Cristobal. The 250km ride down...
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